What’s on this weekend?
Unleash your inner Michelle Kwan and show off those ice skating moves at Somerset House. Back again for another year, it’s your chance to skate alongside the grand eighteenth-century courtyard and top-notch DJs.
Expect sugar, spice and show-offs on ice at the annual sparkly winter fairground. Mel C will be on the decks to kickstart festivities for the opening weekend. There’s also top London grub from Street Feast, crazy golf and more.
Fill up at the larger SE1 incarnation of the celebrated wild food restaurant. Go for the wild meat. Whatever shape it comes in, it’ll blow you away.
Wembley Park is going all-out to turn London eyes Brent-wards this Christmas, with a dazzling glass labyrinth for visitors to walk through. And it just so happens to coincide with the launch of a new Boxpark in the area in December.
Baked camembert, igloos, fire pits and rows of pop-up stalls – what’s not to like about the South Bank’s winter festival?
See influential video art about propaganda and surveillance. This show is terrifying, and very, very necessary.
To celebrate the launch of Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ and ahead of her visit to the UK, Penguin is joining forces with online magazine gal-dem to launch a pop-up bookshop exclusively stocked with works by women and non-binary people of colour.
Slide into good times at The Social Fun & Games Club at Roof East and brush up on those curling skills. You can also feel the rhythm and feel the rhyme, as everything is ‘Cool Runnings’-themed, complete with a steel drum band.
Catch the stage version of Anaïs Mitchell’s hit ‘folk opera’. This production has some wonderfully eccentric casting and sensational songs.
Hit up the cinema to see this Dickensian tale of hardship and heart set in Tokyo. Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is a modern-day master delivering another rich humanist drama.
See the Victorian market (better known to Potter fans as Diagon Alley) at its Christmassy best.
Check out weird shaped contemporary paintings of cleaners. This show is so full of colour, symbols and humour that you’ll never want to leave.
Give food porn a whole new meaning at this exhibition. Get up close and personal to some mega-zoomed in pictures of food that’ll make you feel weird and hungry for more.
Get swishing and swapping at this festival celebrating forward-thinking fashion. Grab your unwanted clobber and exchange them for someone else’s garb you’re not sick of wearing at The Big Swish Clothes Swap or upcylce your battered wares at the Repair Cafe.
There hasn’t been a London show of Fenton’s creations since 1856. That’s a shame because this is a fascinating early example of what we now call war photography. He pinpoints the chilling loneliness of war.
Get your hands on all sorts of vintage garms at this sale. All the vintage goodies are sold at £15 per kilo so, if you roll up your sleeves, you can get a whole load of clobber and save a whole load of pounds.
Watch interviews, documentaries, live performances, old tapes, Youtube, fan footage, short films and live shows of the indie rock band 20 years after their album ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’.
Turning Earth’s east London studio is top of the pots, and its regular markets always draw crowds. Pick up handmade jugs and ceramic art to live music from The Turbans, knock back spiced bevvies and stay for some Sri Lankan street food.
Get your purse out for the ladies at a shop showcasing women designers. With 10 percent of proceeds going to the Coppafeel breast cancer awareness charity, these are the kind of stocking fillers we can all get behind.
Burlesque, drag and comedy are set to neo-soul, R&B and Motown at this Christmas extravaganza celebrating performers of colour.
Grab doggie treats and hand-crafted accessories for pups at the winter addition of this market filled with pawsome gifts (sorry).
Step into a Spitalfields Christmas circa 1724, as this frozen-in-time house gets its festive makeover.
Say no to Black Friday bargains this year and pick up some green garms. Lone Design Club's pop-up focuses on labels that make a difference with their sustainable approach to clothing.
Peek inside this crafty social enterprise to see the resident artists at work and stock up on quirky Christmas presents.
London’s Finnish and Norwegian churches provide the backdrop for this fair selling Nordic treats. Add a glug of glögg and you’ll soon be feeling merry.
SW London’s Winterland is kitted out with chairlifts and fire pits for fully immersive après-ski antics in the sport’s unofficial home: Fulham. With what you save on ski boot rental fees, you can splurge on chocolate martinis and mulled wine.
Smash taboos around periods, sex toys and burials at this interactive workshop and exhibition exploring how we design contentious objects.
Pieces from more than 90 up-and-coming potters will be spread across two Kiln Rooms locations for this three-day sale. Meet the makers while you shop for wheely good gifts.
As big brands cash in on Black Friday, support the little guy at this pop-up shop where you can pick up small-batch streetwear, curated vintage attire and ethical, sustainable pieces.
See Globe boss Michelle Terry and husband Paul Ready in The Scottish Play. This is a fresh – even funny – take on the tragedy.
See the best new films from the Emerald Isle in London this week. Don’t miss Roddy Doyle ’s hard-hitting Dublin-set drama ‘Rosie’ this Saturday.
The Design Museum’s latest exhibition is filled with over 150 domestic designs, all created with the intention of revolutionising how we conduct ourselves behind closed doors.
Catch drag double-act Oberon White and Sam Reynolds serving up lip-sync battle realness, bagels and bubbly.
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